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In the recent Ohio Supreme Court case of State ex rel. James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (4-20-17) it is clear that an Ohio injured worker must be directly removed from the workforce due to the allowed injuries/conditions in the claim in order to be awarded temporary total compensation payments. To be eligible for temporary totally  […]

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Ohio Workers Compensation Hearing Overview

by Dean Pavick on January 6, 2017

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Hearings Discussion   Attorney Dean G. Pavick of Pavick & Pavick L.P.A.  discusses Workers’ Compensation hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission. Hearings are scheduled to decide all types of disputed issues in Ohio Workers’ Compensation claims. Issues can involve the initial allowance of the claim, allowance for additional work injuries and conditions […]

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One of my jobs as an Ohio workers compensation attorney is to monitor my clients’ claims for additional conditions. Most Ohio workers compensation claims involve state fund employers in which the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) pays for medical treatments and makes compensation payments to the injured worker. The claim is initially allowed for certain conditions by […]

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The Ohio Constitution and workers’ compensation laws grant the employer immunity from negligence lawsuits brought by employees who suffer injuries in the course of and arising out of employment with that employer. The first exception is where there is a non complying employer who fails to establish or maintain workers compensation coverage or fails to […]

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You suffer a work injury and go to an urgent care/occupational health center(either directly after the injury or after being referred by the emergency room staff). Most of these occupational health centers have connections with hospitals or tie ins with companies and employers. In work related injuries initially diagnosed as “soft tissue” injuries such as […]

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This week I received a phone call from an injured worker on an Ohio workers compensation claim who suffered a serious work related knee injury last year, underwent three knee surgeries, continues to receive temporary total disability compensation, and, who may be released to return to work in the near future with permanent work restrictions […]

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It appears that big business interests and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation(BWC) are ready to support a new workers compensation law which effectively takes away the rights of injured workers to choose their own doctors to treat them for their work injuries. This will ultimately result in the establishment of medical clinics filled with ultraconservative […]

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Ohio Law On Slip And Fall Cases

by Dean Pavick on March 28, 2014

Customers injured on commercial property in Ohio have an uphill battle in winning their cases against the storekeeper based upon strict standards established by Ohio courts. In slip and fall cases, the customer must prove that the store owner or an employee either caused the substance to end up on the floor/ground directly leading to the fall […]

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In Ohio, roughly 70% of initial Social Security Disability applications are denied and around 90% of claimants are denied at the Reconsideration level. With an experienced  Ohio Social Security Disability attorney, the chances of winning a social security disability claim are around 60% at the hearing level if the attorney can build sufficient evidence to […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court recently handed down another decision which can deny payment of temporary total compensation to Ohio injured workers. In Robinson, State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm.(2014) the Court held that the employer’s termination of the injured worker’s employment for violating a written work rule prohibited the payment of temporary total compensation for the […]

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